New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff,

Bill Belichick’s sneaky got a pretty good sense of humor. Many New Englanders already realize this but it’s something that needs to be preached. The guy deadpans with the best of them.

So whoever runs the NFL Twitter account may have been caught a little off guard when Belichick made a decent crack about his dog Nike. Rich Eisen asked Belichick if that was Nike he heard during his guest appearance on the NFL Network’s 2020 schedule special.

“We went for a little walk today, I think he’s sleeping it off – but he’s working on a supplemental draft, so in case anything comes up there in July we’ll be ready to go,” Belichick joked.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on prior to Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick can deadpan with the best of them. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ol’ Rich Eisen knows how to bring out the funny when he talks to Belichick. Can’t help but feel if a local reporter tried to joke about Nike he’d shoot a laser beam through their eye, instantly killing them. “Anyone else wanna ask about the dog?”

Hopefully Belichick will eventually endear himself to the general public, because he’s got more personality than he shows most of the time.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at